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Today's Sports

  • Titans settle some old scores

    Last week Collins softball coach Jim Axline took his team into the classroom for practice.

    The session didn’t include a PowerPoint presentation, but it did include Axline’s pointing out the fact that the Titans had played - and in some cases held their own – against some of the top teams in the state.

  • Cervantes commits to EKU

    Before Chris Cervantes began his senior year at Collins, all he hoped for, he said, was a baseball grant-in-aid, one from any small college would do.

    Last week, though, he got an offer he didn’t expect then and one he couldn’t resist now, as he accepted a grant offer from Eastern Kentucky University.

  • Titans complete district sweep

    The Collins baseball team had one of its best games of the season in one of its biggest games of the season.

    The host Titans pounded out 12 hits, got a solid effort from Austin Perry on the mound and played almost error-free in the field in their 9-2 victory over cross-town rival Shelby County in a key 30th District game Thursday night.

    “I felt like we had a complete game,” Collins Coach Roy Bailey said. “Pitching, defense, hitting, I felt like we did a little bit of everything and put it all together.”

  • This bird is nothing but a snake...

    The Anhinga is also known as “Snakebird” or “Water Turkey” because it usually swims with only its small head and slender neck above water, so there is a strong snake resemblance.

    There is also the habit of spreading its tail feathers, and these feathers somewhat resemble the tail feathers of a turkey.

    But, by any name this is an elegant water bird, with an S-shaped neck, that is found in South America from Uruguay and Southern Brazil to Ecuador, Colombia and Panama on North through Mexico to the Southeastern United States.

  • Johnson to play at Wesleyan

    Former Shelby County boys’ basketball standout Donovan Johnson will continue his playing career at Kentucky Wesleyan College.

    Johnson, a 2010 SCHS graduate, played the past two seasons for Wabash Valley (Ill.) Junior College. As a sophomore the 6-foot-6 forward averaged 9.4 points and 5.9 rebounds per game, leading the team in field-goal percentage (53.9) and free-throw percentage (82.7) and earning All-Great Rivers Athletic Conference and All-Region 24 honors.

  • ‘I got a chance to rebuild...

    To Jason Couch, Shelby County already feels like home.

    That’s because Couch, 40, who was introduced as the Rockets’ new coach Wednesday afternoon at the high school, is from a similar-sized town in southern Indiana and, he said, that was one of the reasons why he left Louisville power Eastern to take over for resigned Rick Parsons.

     “I’ve never met anybody who has had anything bad to say about Shelbyville,” Couch said. “For me it’s like coming back to my hometown. That was a huge draw for me and my family.”

  • Shelby County baseball team...

     

    The Shelby County baseball team lost an early lead and a game, falling to visiting Marion County, 8-4, Tuesday night at the Shelby County Athletic Complex.

    The Rockets (19-10) tallied two runs in the bottom of the first inning before the Knights scored eight in a row – one in the third, five in the fifth, one in the sixth and one in the seventh. Shelby scored two in the bottom of the seventh to account for the final margin.

  • Kregor headed back to girls’...

    FRANKFORT – With patience aplenty, Paige Kregor marched into the girls’ 8th Region Tennis Tournament singles final.

    Kregor, a sophomore at Collins, outlasted South Oldham’s Natalie Dearen, 6-3, 6-1, in Wednesday afternoon’s semifinals at Franklin County. With the victory Kregor, last year’s region runner-up and seeded No. 2 this year, played fourth-seeded Stephanie Pitts of South Oldham in Thursday afternoon’s region final.

    She lost the first game against Dearen but won 12 of the next 15 and the match.

  • Shelby teams take 6 1sts

    NEW CASTLE – Five individuals and one relay team from the county won regional track & field titles Tuesday night.

    Three Shelby County athletes, Jamie Bradley, Zach Shipley and Zakk Bailey, as well as Caterina and Gabby Karas and one relay team (the boys’ 3,200-meter) from Collins celebrated first-place finishes at the Class 2A, Region 3 meet at Henry County.

  • Titans roll over Rockets

    The Collins baseball team used one big inning and a solid pitching performance from Austin Perry to beat cross-town rival Shelby County on Thursday night.

    The host Titans tallied five runs in second inning and Perry, the junior right-hander, tossed a five-hit complete game as Collins clinched the top seed in the 30th District Tournament.

    Perry gave up single runs to the Rockets in the first and seven innings. He also went 3-for-4 at the plate to lead the Titans’ 12-hit attack.